Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has missed the last three weeks; the team went 1-2 in that span with Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch under center.
Last week's 23-20 road victory over the Baltimore Ravens might have saved Pittsburgh's season.
While Big Ben's absence has been the biggest blow to this team, other key players have missed several games or always seem to play with some sort of injury. Look no further than safety Troy Polamalu.
When on the field, Polamalu is one of the league's top defenders. Him playing in only three games this season has had an effect on the Steelers defense.
Pittsburgh's running game has also taken a hit with Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer all missing time at some point this season too.
Other notable injured players include offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert, defensive tackle Ziggy Hood, defensive backs Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor, wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Lamar Woodley.
Though all but Gilbert have returned or should see the field again this season, the Steelers will have a hard time competing in the playoffs against healthier competition.